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PianoLodeon Restoration and Roll Cutting
By Howie Leifer

I bought a PianoLodeon at a flea market but the motor doesn't work and
I don't have any music rolls. I think that I can either fix or replace
the motor but I don't know where to get the rolls. I would also
eventually like to compose for or at least make music rolls. Is
anybody out there doing that?

Howie Leifer

 [ If there aren't others out there making their own PianoLodeon
 [ rolls, I do hope you'll not give up on the idea.  There's several
 [ people here who can give you competent arranging advice, including
 [ critiquing the tunes prior to cutting if they start their life
 [ as MIDI files.  At least two subscribers have written computer
 [ programs which will turn a MIDI file into a printout on a
 [ dot-matrix printer suitable for use as a cutting template.
 [ I wrote one of those programs (mailto: kravitz@foxtail.com.geentroep)
 [ and Lionel Van Aertryck wrote the other one
 [ (mailto: lionel.van-aertryck@irisa.fr.geentroep).  As always, drop
 [ the "geentroep" off the end of the address.  If you go the route
 [ of arranging the tunes using MIDI, and if there's no rush, I'll
 [ volunteer to print out a few tunes for you to encourage you to
 [ pursue the project.  Would one of our PianoLodeon owners please
 [ provide us with a Tracker Bar Scale (hole position measurements) ?
 [ Thanks    -- Jody


(Message sent Sat 29 May 1999, 01:13:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cutting, PianoLodeon, Restoration, Roll

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